NEW DELHI: BJP MP Pragya Thakur on Thursday said her comments heaping praise on Nathuram Godse was in retaliation to the insult to revolutionary Udham Singh.
"Storm of lies becomes so big at times that even day appears to be night but the Sun does not lose its light. People should not be swayed by this storm. Truth is that I did not tolerate insult to Udham Singh yesterday," the Bhopal MP tweeted.
The MP stirred a row on Wednesday with her remark in the Lower House during DMK member A Raja's narration of a statement by Nathuram Godse before a court on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi.
She described Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a patriot in Parliament and her comments had sparked outrage with opposition in Lok Sabha called it as “BJP’s deplorable hate politics”.
Later, BJP working president J P Nadda announced disciplinary action against Thakur and condemned the controversial Hindutva leader's remarks.
"The statement given by MP Pragya Thakur is condemnable. BJP never supports such statement and we do not support this ideology. We have decided that Thakur will not attend meetings of BJP parliamentary party during the session," he told reporters.
This is not the first time that Thakur has courted controversy because of her comments on Godse. During the Lok Sabha election campaign, Thakur had described Godse as a patriot, triggering a huge political storm.
She later apologised for her statement.